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much. happening now, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all
for the tyranny of a mob. >> but in this highly charged campaign environment, new questions about how the obama administration should respond enter the political debate. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statements sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> this morning, we'll talk to a key member of the president's foreign policy team, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >>> also this morning, an exclusive network interview with a key player in the middle east, the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. have relations between his country and the u.s. have hit a new low over the looming nuclear threat from iran? >> those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >>> sorting out u.s. options in the middle east, consequences for the region and the political impact in november. our political roundtable. joining us, the first muslim elected to the u.s. congress, democratic representative from minnesota, keith elliso
condemn inn the strong gels determs this outrageous and stroking attack. >> president obama con the attacks, and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we reject all efforts to ten great of beliefs of others, butu there is no justification toj this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state department to mourn with employees. secretary of state said the lynn indian government was not -- libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya isliy still in america's interest, and security. and we will not turn our backsba on that. >> reporter: ambassador stevensb died trying to get staffers out of the u.s. consulate while the demonsttion, raged outside. while there, attackers fired grenades into the building. >> we strongly conmn this kind of attack.k. >> reporter: mitt romneyep wednesday orhad to defend a statement criticizing the white house's handling of the growing protests which left paul ryan t personally deliver the campaign's looks as.ca >> the loss of mpfour american lives, including our ambassador, jay christopher stevens
obama went to cairo after he became united states, and he gave a speech that was an outreach to muslim and apologetic from the united states. his theory if i am nice to the people of middle east they will be our friend. here is a snippet of that. >> i come to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslim. one based on mutual about and mutual respect and based on the truth that america and islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition . >> brian: we knew that and how is that going. charles weighed in last night. >> we are seeing the melt down and collapse of the obama policy on the muslim world. the irony that it began in cairo at the same place in which he made the speech in which hemented a new beginning and implying other presidents particularly bush, there was a lack of mutual respect which was an insult to the united states and which had gone to war six times on behalf of muslims and kuwait and bosra, iraq and tan stan and elsewhere. so to imply that we somehow had mistreated the muslim which was the premise of his speech and how the iraq war inflamed
-- diplomatsf including chris stevens. nevada, president obama praised those who .acrificed their lives >> we want to send a message around the world, anybody who do us harm, no acts of will dim the light of the values we proudly shine on the the world and no act of violence will shake the resolve states of america. >> paul ryan tonight in ohio. our hearts are heavy and thoughts and prayers go with today.tims to pray for them when we get home. some suggest the attack was related to a video, others say executed possibly by al qaeda. riot police are keeping as far as they can from the u.s. embassy in cairo. there are reports of protesters slogans.anti-american >> there are reports of injuries to clashes near the u.s. embassy. >> we have more details for you on ambassador christopher stevens who was among the four victims in the attack. he served two tors in libya. stevens is the sixth ambassador to be killed on duty, the first since 1979. is survived by his parents and a sister. stevens and three others remembered in our region. live with more of frustrations expressed by mourners and their res
yesterday when protesters attacked the us kons late. president obama shared his condolences. >> today, we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in the commitment to see justice is done. make no mistake, justice will be done. >>> meanwhile, we are learning more about the attack. melissa is live with more. >> hey, keith. since the deaths, the president ordered increased security. as many as 200 marines could be sent to libya to bolster security. >> 52-year-old jay christopher steven z was a career diplomat. he was assigned earlier this year. he served two tours in libya running the office in benghazi against gadhafi. he once worked as an international trade here in washington. a large mob stormed the consulate with automatic weapons firing at the building before burning it to the ground. stevens was found in a small room where he was taking cover. he and three others killed after they came back to help with evacuations. neighboring egypt scaled the walls, tearing down and burning the american flag. libyan officials held a p
have a better chance because i'm just like, obama come into the presidential race. he was really unknown and give people a chance. but it holds and got a lot. not on his mistakes but the mistakes ryan mcginniss grew. thanks so much. >> host: jen on the republican's line. >> caller: it's funny what the independent just said about brian being in government accounts at, that you know the vice president biden was in government since he was 29. we paid his bills. anyway, but i just want to kill you, i think it's neat right is doing this. these are the people that are going to be stuck with the debt, the debt we are putting out there. and for ben bernanke got to get in a political deal like this, 40 billion a month and the aegon is so crappy and jobs, hello, mr. president, what if you don't? talk about values. when paul ryan boasting about mitt romney needs to speak more about himself, mitt romney doesn't do that because he is humble. in his church, which is my church, it doesn't matter if you're a schoolteacher, bishop our mitt romney with his money, you're treated the same way and yo
they have to walk a fine line, too? >> they have got to crack down. president obama did a good job of reminding the egyptians this week that it's one thing to be angry about a video, but it's something else than to be lax in protecting an embassy on your ground. there is no ambiguity on this point. same time, when there is a video like this, which i think is terrible, and i think more americans should be saying it is terrible, when that kind of thing happens, we need to expect some protests, but we also need to expect local governments to take care of our people abroad. >> do you see a connection with 9/11, or no? >> i'm not so sure. i think the way you began the whole piece, this sort of thing may happen, that this sort of thing is in a way, you know, looking for a pretext, looking for an excuse. we have to expect that. i don't know if it was 9/11, but there will be targets of opportunity. there will be things that happen that get people angry, and whether it's another anniversary of something, whether it is just some other incident like this one, we just have to be ready. and the
for obama four years ago is he promised to bring us more honest government. i've been around politics. [inaudible] the government in washington right now is permeated by cronyism, outright corruption and regulatory agencies, protecting the people they are supposed to be regulating. doesn't matter if you're in the tea party or occupy wall street, people see the government is working for the powerful interests and people who are well connected politically and not connected to the regular person. we have this great opportunity. [inaudible] one way to compromise is when government is no longer seen as this -- where our tax dollars are not being put to work for us but for the people who are politically involved. you have cases like solyndra which i talk about, eric holder is probably the most corrupt attorney general that we've had ever in american history. and i think it's something that can resonate with the american people about these promises. nancy pelosi, who was supposed to give us the most honest congress -- i'm opportunistic that my recommendation would be clean house immediately.
that president obama has had throughout this campaign has been foreign policy, and the other thing is i think they're trying to deflect from the fact that part of the problem, part of the reason we have the relationship and some of the tensions that exist are because of the war, preemptive war, war of choice by president bush in iraq and then afghanistan and that's part of what president obama has actually been trying to, you know, in addition to getting us out of the wars, undo some of that damage. that's not a conversation they want to have. i find it talk about the sabre rattling, noecons going into iran, if we did that, it would be a similar situation, american forces on the ground, american resources not spent at home. it could be morsi we have seen on television now or as we saw with american loss of life coming home. there's a responsible element to this as well. >> you say that. julian, all i hear from people like paul ryan and the other expert on foreign policy, sarah palin, is that this president's affect has been one of weakness, and yet we've seen multiple dictators fall, and cert
any mission president obama orders. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed with on their way back to the u.s. a must military helicopter left tripoli yesterday with the bodies and arrived in germany before heading to the u.s. other victims who were injured in the attack were also onboard, as were more than two dozen people evacuated from the consulate. these protest over that internet video are continuing today in the middle east. this is just outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. today's demonstrations are much more subdued than tuesday's when protesters scaled the walls of the complex there and destroyed an american fla
barack obama is heading out west after an economy themed rally in las vegas. mitt romney will hold an event at his campaign office in jacksonville, florida. >>> a week after her energizing speech at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take you
. in response president obama ordered increased security at all u.s. missions around the world including sending marriages to libya after the deadly -- marines to libya after the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants used guns and rocket propelled grenades to set fire to the consulate. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and two former navy seals working private security trying to protect the bams dow. glenn doherty seen in these -- ambassador, glenn doherty seen in these photos and tyrone woods, the second navy seal. a fourth american killed shaun smith, was an air force veteran who worked as an information management specialist for the state department. at a campaign event thursday president obama said the militants involved in the consulate attack will be brought to justice. >> to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. >> ironically in at least half the locations in the middle east where anti-american protests
condemnation from president barack obama. it just speaks to how these diplomatic ties are so fragile and, sadly, can be deadly. >> it's very, very important to be very careful what you say and what you do because things can get out of control very quickly. there have been a number of experts that have warned about treading very carefully in libya because after the ouster and the killing of muammar qaddafi, there were concerns even before that about a lot of missiles, a lot of rockets, a lot of weapons, that were basically floating around out there that were dispersed into the black mart. there were concerns as late as yesterday about some of these rockets being used to attack commercial airliners. this is another one of those situations that's been probably borne out of the chaos from the air of uprisings in the middle east and have to be monitored and have to be dealt with and thought about and approached with great care. >> indeed, some of the reports are indicating that a rocket launch grenade has been used in the attack on the consulate in libya. all right. you mentioned that things can spi
obama strongly condemned the pentagon has deployed two warships to the coast. >> we will bring the killers to justice. >> reporter: many others are speaking out against the vile the protest. >> the killers of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable and cannot be justified under any justification. >> we call upon the libyan government and the political leadership to take firm and swift action to bring the savage perpetrators to justice. >> reporter: and while thousands in the region are blaming the u.s. for the film, some say the asks of the protesters have gone too far. >> here we are because some of of the extremists have carried out appear attack on the embass y. this is a wrong act. they should have simply protested instead. >> all u.s. personnel in benghazi have been evacuated and security has been increased at u.s. empassies and consulates around the world. there are calls for some muslim groups for continued mass protests against the u.s. friday. >> thank you. >>> dozens of muslim americans stageed a peaceful demonst
flexibility to launch any mission that president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with the u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. >> the bodies of ambassador stevens and the three other americans killed are on their way back to the u.s. the plane arrived in germany before heading to the united states. other victims who were injured in the attack were also on boor board. the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one of those services took place last night just outside the white house. the man who organized it grew up in falls church and took a year off of george mason to become a freedom fighter in libya. he knew ambassador stevens personally. >> he was really enthusiastic about being ther
individuals to hurt the religious feelings of others. mitt romney pounce the. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks, the gop presidential candidate said in a statement late tuesday. the obama campaign fired back saying it was shocked that following the deadly protests, quote, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. >> sarah palin! >> even sarah palin joined the fray, paraphrasing a line often used to mock her. >> and can i see russia from my house. >> as a way to slam the white house. >> reporter: apparently president obama can't see egypt and libya from his house, she tweeted. a couple of things. that cairo statement by the embassy there was never approved by the state department or the white house. that said, can i tell you here, matt, officials here are just stunned that the romney campaign wouldn't even wait till daybreak before pouncing on this story considering we didn't have confirmations of the death of the ambassador and others. >> chuc
'll be right back. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >>> earlier in tonight's broadcast we've been talking about ambassador christopher stevens killed at a u.s. consulate in libya, feelings that al-qaeda may be involved in that death. joining us now with more perspectives on the dangers to the job is former ambassador to zimbabwe tom macdonald. thank you for being here. during your years there did you feel imminent danger? >> not to me personally, but to my team i did serve during the period of embassy bombings in 1988 where the embassies were attacked in nairobi and taking care of my american people and employees was first a
:09. back to you, mike and andrea. >> thank you, monika. >>> president obama called the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to help protect american diplomats. this as some brand new protests were reported within the last hour outside the american embassy in yemen. >> the first series of protests for state -- four state department workers were killed including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more on that investigation and the latest on the attack in yemen. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. the big news this morning is of course the fact that another u.s. embassy could be in trouble. the embassy in yemen. we're just getting word that protesters have stormed the compound but they have not entered the building or any of the offices. so far no reports of any u.s. diplomatic personnel being injured. but of course we saw all too quickly yesterday how quickly these things can spiral out of control. also overnight, the u.s. embassy in egypt seeing more protests. overnight egyptian police clashed with protesters outside the
is the single best model for that. so our >> president obama is saying at the white house as the u.s. would work with the libyan government to bring justice to those who killed ambassador chris stevens and the other three americans. the administration is investigating whether the assault was a planned terrorist right to mark the anniversary of 9/11, or spontaneous attack brought on by anger over a youtube video. in four weeks, the first of the presidential debates, live on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. watch and engage. coming up, rallies with president obama in las vegas and paul ryan in wisconsin. >> on thursday's "washington journal," co-host of the radio show, tavis smiley and cornell west, will discuss the issue of poverty and a presidential race. we will talk to congressman scott garrett about the economy, and a look at reactions to the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. washington journal begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> up until the battle of antietam, the confederates were honor roll. because expectations in the south, even in the north and abroad were that lee
the world. i supported president obama's directive to provide whatever resources are necessary to keep our personnel in libya safe. i'll continue to monitor the situation as we learn more about mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: we learned yesterday and are receiving reports this morning of the attacks against the united states embsy in cairo and the u.s. consulate in bengazi in libya. in libya, our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the service of our nation. our thoughts and sympathies today are with the families of these brave americans. these attacks remind us of the sacrifices made on a daily basisaway foreign service officers, diplomatic security personnel and our marine security guards. i joi my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans, and i strongly support employing every available tool at our dissal to ensure t safety of americans overseas and to hunt down those responsible for these attacks. yesterday, we commemorated the anniversary of the attacks of septemb
the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacuate his people but was killed along with three colleagues. secretary of state clinton was chris stevens' friend. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by th
these acts. >> reporter: at the white eshou president obama vowed those responsible for killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other employees will be tracked down.wn >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.pe >> reporter: at the state department, the president met with staffers to express condolences. the second of state made a -- secretary of state made a point to separate the attackers from the libyan government.ve >> the friend ship from the countries -- between the countries will not be a contact subtle. >> reporter: stevens died during a grenade and nsgunfire attack while trying to evacuate the u.s. consulate. >> unfortunately, we had a regime, they only use -- agains the people. >> reporter: earlier, governor e mitt arromney's statementsst chastising the president's haunting of the region did, handling the region, calm the assassination of a u.s. official off limits for campaign attacks. >> this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous, disgusting. di >> reporter: the stat
obama denied a meeting with benjamin netanyahu later this month during a u.n. general assembly. but a white house spokesman said the men simply won't meet because of the president's hectic election schedule. both men spent an hour on the phone discussing iran's nuclear ambitions. yet yet netanyahu has urged the u.s. to take a stand on threatening iran's nuclear policies. >>> recent polls show the president and mitt romney essentially tied in nevada. the republican presidential nominee visited reno yesterday and spoke at the annual national guard convention. >> romney will be in our area tomorrow. he's holding a rally late tomorrow morning at van dyke park in fairfax. it begins at 11:35. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the event is free and open to the public. the romney campaign is asking that you rsvp on the virginia page on the campaign's website. >>> and mitt romney's running mate focusing on a second campaign. paul ryan has begun running tv ads for his congressional re-election effort. he's spending $2 million this week on commercials in milwaukee and madison, wisconsin. it all
possible, president barack obama condemns the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that claimed the life of a u.s. ambassador and three staffers. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. the u.s. ambassador killed in that attack has ties to our area. 52-year-old jay christopher stevens owns a home in chevy chase, maryland, and he served as the u.s. ambassador to libya. it is believed that a mob carried out the attack following the release of a film ridiculing islam's prophet muhammad. we get more information now from danielle nottingham. >> reporter: chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an americ
have been pointing out. i think president obama will address that issue as well. and again, there is some concern about how the united states' relationship will evolve moving forward with libya. i think you'll hear president obama address that as well. the fact that officials in libya so far have been cooperative with the united states. i think you're going to hear very strong words from the president when he speaks in just a few minutes. >> all right, kristen. thank you. at the white house this morning. >> busy morning around here. we want to get the other top stores. >> good morning. chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day. nbc's kevin tibbles is there with the latest. >> reporter: a third straight day of empty classrooms, parents juggling jobs and kids, picketing on the street and still no end in sight. a sea of red in chicago as thousands of striking teachers crowd city streets in a massive show of solidarity. >> we did not pick this fight. we did not start this fight. >> reporter: while days of intense negotiating have people disagrees, kids will onc
. we voted 32 times to repeal obamacare. obama does care more than i can say for some. we had time for voting to repeal obamacare 32 times, but didn't have any time to offer serious fixes to the economy. and i just want to mention that president obama, to his credit, has done, i think great and excellent work in offering solutions. they simply have been ignored. it's really kind of sad when you think about the fact that the president has offered real serious and important solutions to the problems of the nation and yet they really have not been seriously addressed. for example, the president called us all here and talked about the american jobs act. this is a great piece of legislation. but you know, mr. speaker, we never even had a vote on it. we never even had an opportunity to say who wants the american jobs act. it was simply something that the republican majority in the house wouldn't even address. the fact is, there were great ideas in this bill. and i want to talk about those ideas, because i think they would really do a lot of good. it includes a national infrastructure, a
attack. >> reporter: speaking in the rose garden president barack obama condemned the attacks and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we jean all efforts to denigrate -- we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state departmento mourn with employees while his secretary of state said the libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. >> ambassador stevens died trying to get staffers out of the u.s. consulate while the demonstrations raged outside. while there attackers fired grenades and automatic weapons into the building. >> this attack is a horrible attack. we condemn it. we strongly condemn this kind of attack. >> governor mitt romney wednesday had to defend a statement criticizing the white house's handling of the growing protests. it was left to vice presidential candidate paul ryan to personally deliver the campaign's
at the water's edge, as mitt romney and president obama trade pretty fiery charges. abc's jake tapper has that from the white house. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. polls indicate that president obama has an advantage over mitt romney when it comes to handling of foreign policy. but romney senses an opening, even if his original criticism of the president was assailed, even by some republicans, for bad tone and timing. even as he deals with the fallout in libya, the president feels that the campaign must go on. so, overnight, he hit las vegas in battleground state, nevada. he took a moment to honor the four fallen americans. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. and we are mindful of their sacrifice. >> reporter: this morning, however, many questions remain about insufficient security at those diplomatic posts on the anniversary of 9/11. and u.s. leadership in the region in the wake of the arab spring. after all, the president told telemundo this about egypt, the former stalwart ally. >> i don't think we would consider them an
of hispanics, 21%, and the biggest segment on medicare, 18%. obama florida volunteers see sunshine in the latest polls. the president leads mitt romney by 2%, as he came to miami today. mr. obama admitted he failed to deliver immigration reform. >> i have never waivered in my support of comprehensive immigration reform. we did put forward a dream act and was blocked, and that stands in contrast with the other candidate who has said he would veto the dream act. >> reporter: last night at the same forum, mitt romney tried to fix the fallout from the secret tape made in florida in may. romney dismissing 47% of voters. >> my campaign is about the 100% of america. and i'm concerned about them. >> reporter: romney held a rally in sarasota. >> what you have today is a president who says he can't fix washington from the inside. it's time to get a president who understands what it takes to get america working again, and i do. >> reporter: he got help with latinos and seniors from senator marco rubio. >> mitt romney and paul ryan get it. medicare is going broeks. that's not politics, it's ma
days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards
will expire at the end of this year unless court re-authorizes it. president obama has identified re-authorization of the fisa amendments act as the top legislative priority of the intelligence community and request congress to extend the law for five years. h.r. 5949 is a bipartisan piece of legislation to do just that, extend the fisa amendments act to december 31, 2017. foreign terrorists continue to search for new ways to attack america. foreign nations continue to spy on america to plot cyberattacks and attempt to steal sensitive information from our military and private sector industries. they are committed to the destruction of our country, and their methods of communication are constantly evolving. we have a solemn responsibility to ensure that the intelligence community can gather the information it needs to protect our country and protect our citizens. this bipartisan bill ensures that our country will be able to identify and prevent threats to our national security without sacrificing the civil liberties of american citizens. i urge my colleagues to join me in support of t
obama will make a statement at about 10:35 this morning, joined by secretary clinton in the rose garden, commenting. we will be watching that, and we will find out more where that we -- you can find out more on c- span.org. let's go to the house now. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. the meeting with hundreds of constituents and dozens of small businesses this summer, one theme emerges repeatedly -- the price that american families and small business continue to pay for the near collapse of our economy. earlier this year, new examples emerged of manipulation that was harmful. in some cases potentially illegal by wall street, new york, and fleet street in london. financial interests continue their assault on even modest reforms in the dodd-frank financial legislation protections for consumers and for the financial system itself. now, clearly elements are a little overly complex and not perfect, but in part that's the result of aggressive ac
. thank you. >>> president obama is condemning the attack in libya that killed that u.s. ambassador and three other americans and u.s. officials are trying to figure out whether terrorists may have actually planned the whole thing. danielle nottingham is at the state department with the latest. >> reporter: the president has ordered increased security at u.s. diplomatic posts around the world as officials try to piece together exactly how this attack happened. a trashed burned out building is all that remains after an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >> the world must stand together to unquivocally reject these brutal acts. >> reporter: tuesday night a mob with guns and rocket propelled grenades stormed the building. u.s. authorities are investigating whether a group with ties to al-qaeda may have planned the attack. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to work to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton said ambassador
of 9/11. here is secretary of state senator clinton followed by president obama. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: the obama administration has started the search for the people who killed ambassador stevens and the three other state department officers killed in tuesday's attack. they're bringing in the marines, unmanned drones and two warships armed with cruise missiles. they're taking position just off the libyan coast. the situation escalating rapidly. i will be monitoring it throughout the next half-hour and bring you an update at 6:30. >> we'll see you then, kristin live in our satellite center this morning. >>> the film behind all of these protests is called "innocence of muslims." it's an amateur movie made in california. it portrays the prophet muhammad as a fool and has sexually explicit situations in it. it was posted o
-on a clip recorded at a fundraiser in may and posted by mother jones yesterday. >> president obama's campaign manager pounced on the comments. st. it is heart to serve for president of all americans when you have written off half the nation. romney said that is not the case. he did not back away from his remarks. >> those reliant on government are not as responded to my comments. >> he it knowledge he was speaking off the cuff. >> it is not the first time a fundraising clip has caused a stir. remember 2008? here is the candidate talking about frustrated americans. comments that paul ryan has referenced in his stump speech for weeks. >> guilty as charged and proud to say so. >> reporters will get a chance to record romney's fund-raisers as early as today when the candidate goes to salt lake city and dallas. >> how true is mitt romney's comments? >> we found that that is technically pretty close to accurate, 46% of people did not owe income taxes in 2011, but they paid other taxes like ax.ome-t t >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the orioles gained ground in a push towards the post se
as the notifications have taken place. we're not sure if president obama will address this on camera or not. >>> christiane amanpour, by my side. just back from the region. what do we know about the film and the film make center. >> not a huge amount. he's been described as a california real estate. he describes himself as an israeli. he's remainingng defiant, sayin islam is a cancer. and saying this was a provocative film to show mohammed is a fraud. and clearly the film showed him as a womanizer, a pedophile, a thug, and generally denigrating islam. there's freedom of expression in this country. there's also 100-year law by the united states supreme court, which means you can't cry fire in a crowded theater. now, one has to figure out the extremists in this country and the extremists out there, who are using this and whipping up hatred. >> you covered the protests in the arab spring. what we're seeing is the consequences of more freedom in the middle east. >> more freedom. i've spoken to the prime ministers of egypt and the new leader of libya. they say they want good relations with the u
and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. the world needs american leadership. the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: demonstrating the bitterness on both sides, romney was briefly interrupted by a heckler. >> why are you politicizing libya? >> reporter: >> reporter: campaigning in colorado president obama took a firm stance reminding voters of his power as commander in chief. >> i want people around me to hear me, to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of th
. he urged speaker boehner to abandon the grand bargain talks with president obama. "the new york times" reported in 2011, "ryan appealed to representative cantor to cut off negotiations between the speaker and the white house because he didn't feel the terms of the emerging agreement adhered strictly enough to his conservative principles and the deal might politically benefit president obama." so, it is not a secret that the ryan budget both hurts the middle class and does nothing for deficit reduction. the only people who would benefit are the very wealthy, and god bless them. they're doing well in america, but as recent statistics just showed, they're the only people gaining income. and one other thing i'd like to add about mr. ryan here: he seems like a nice man, nice family, but his recent speeches have just been so revealing, and he did the same thing yesterday once again showing he has learned nothing from the mistakes he's made in the last few weeks. when it comes to the big debates facing our country, paul ryan either has an extremely poor memory or has a tendency to play fast
.s. officials are confirming the pentagon is positioning two warships off the libyan coast. president obama promising to work with the libyan government to bring the killers to justice. >> bob barnard tonight. more details this evening about ambassador chris stevens. he was a career diplomat spending the last two decades in foreign is. he served two tours in libya -- foreign service. served two tours in libya. stevens is the first u.s. ambassador to be killed in an attack since 1979 when ambassador adolf dubs was killed in afghanistan. >>> here in washington and congress those who knew stevens mourn his death. a long time friend of stevens d him as a brave person. >> chris really got out and he knew everybody and he was willing to risk his life over and over and over. he took a cargo boat into benghazi when it was under siege by gadhafi forces and this is not an ordinary man. this is an extraordinary diplomat. >> christopher stevens was 52 years old. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney has doubled down on his criticisms of the president's response to the events in egypt and li
. this is the mechanism that mr. obama's health care plan has for controlling costs. and really what it is it's 15 appointed bureaucrats, each making $165,000 a year work no congressional oversight, whose only purpose is to reduce medicare spending. so if the medicare budget goes up too much and is over the limit, these guys in washington are going to decide what to cut. they're going to decide if, you know, you deserve a p.s.a. prostate test or a mammogram or a colonoscopy. they're going to decide that they may not pay for that. i mean, if we don't act, this board could begin making these kinds of decisions as soon as 2015. and denial of payment for care is going to really lead to denial of care for our patients and our seniors. i don't really think it's fair for the washington bureaucrats who know nothing about the patient to be making decisions. i'm used to taking care of patients, sometimes you have to make some difficult decisions. but those decisions have been made between, you know, the physician, the patient and the family. not some bureaucrat in washington who doesn't know the patient, ca
that president obama put forward was the goal of doubling our exports. we all know that he very much wanted to do that we as members of congress came together after a decade and we finally were able to successfully pass market opening opportunities for u.s. workers to sell their goods and provide our services in panama, colombia and south korea. it took us a long time to get there. i know that it's easy to point the finger of blame but the fact is, we have been ready far long time this institution was ready for a long time. democrats and republicans alike. and we were finally able to get the legislation up here from down on pennsylvania avenue and we were able to make it happen with strong bipartisan votes on all three of those agreements. mr. speaker, with recognition that opening up markets around the world for u.s. goods and services is a gee way to create jobs here, again, as we debated the panama, colombia and korea trade agreements, there were members on both sides of the aisle who stood up and argued on behalf of those agreements, we now have before us what i believe is a no-brainer but tr
officers. i join president obama in condemning these senseless acts of violence. my thoughts are with the families of those who were killed in this horrible attack it is too often forgotten that american diplomats risk their lives on a daily basis. madam president, when i have had the good fortune since my days in the foreign affairs committee in the house to travel the world, i always make sure wherever i go i visit with foreign service personnel. they're every place. there's no group of people, i tell them that every timist opportunity to visit with them, no one does our country more in a positive sense than these foreign service officers. they work so hard and duty stations most of the times are very, very difficult. take, for example, this good man, ambassador stevens, who was just confirmed a fuel months ago -- a few months ago, he was a peace corps volunteer, he taught english. he's fluent in arabic, french and english. he served in the foreign service in jerusalem, in cairo, saudi arabia and staff assistant to the bureau of middle eastern affairs. he had an education t
-u.s. protests erupting in afghanistan, so do you think it signals the kind of failure of barack obama's policies in the middle east? thank you so much. >> yeah. the protests -- >> let me get -- >> sorry. >> let me go behind, please. >> here? >> yep. and just wait for the microphone. >> thank you. mr. crocker, in your time in some of the very troubled zones, you mentioned at the top of your remarks how it's about a risking of lives, not about pushing cookies and pinstripes. do you think the situation in libya, in retrospect, should have had more of a crossover between the militaristic end? paul corson with cnn. thank you. >> bill goodfellow, center for international policy. what are we doing to promote a political settlement? as distasteful as it might seem, i think some sort of deal with the taliban has to be put in place or else the civil war's going to continue, and even the good enough, afghanistan good enough that you suggest, i just don't see it's possible. they're tenacious, they're not about to be defeated as long as they have pakistan's backing, and i just think that much more emphasis h
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